Serving is an integral part of the learning process and the journey of the Lancaster Bible College student. Service is required each semester for every student at the college in a few different capacities. A student receives a pass (P) or fail (F) based on their performance as evaluated the Director of Student Success or their internship/practicum advisor.
The sequence of service assignments are:
- First Year Experience (FYE): The first year student(0-29 credits) learns the LBC culture, develops understanding of their unique giftedness, solidifies a church to attend, and serves through Mission 3:30 service projects.
- Christian Service: The sophomore student(30-59 credits) serves in the local church, parachurch, or community organization with the purpose of being gospel and mission driven.
- Internship: The junior student(60-89 credits) completes in-depth training related to the student’s professional course of study.
- Practicum: The senior student(90+ credits) completes in-depth training worth 3 college credits in the area of the student’s professional major.
The student is required to report their involvement for First Year Experience and Christian Service through a reporting structure and links found on the Resources page at success.lbc.edu. Students involved in Internship and Practicum are required to complete assignments and reporting through their advisor.
A student who receives two failing grades for the service requirements of their curriculum at any point in their academic program is subject to dismissal from the college. This student will be interviewed by the Director of Student Success or their internship/practicum advisor who will make recommendation to the Provost and the President of the College.